The Pioneer Woman's Meatloaf

Posted by Nicole Doud on

Photo from The Cozy Cook

Since I've been having more time at home this winter and spring, I've been spending more time in the kitchen! This fall, I was gifted the Pioneer Woman's Cookbook and I have been really enjoying cooking out of it! Here is one of her recipes that I just tried, Pioneer Woman Meatloaf! 

It takes just 20 minutes to prep and 1 hour and 10 minutes to cook. I love it when the prep time is that short! Gives me plenty of time to get the kitchen tidied up while it cooks or even time to play a family game! 




  • 1 cup Whole Milk

  • Sauce:

    • 1+1/2 cups Ketchup


    • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    • Add the bread to a large bowl and pour the milk on top of the slices. Let them soak for 5 minutes.
    • Add the remaining meatloaf ingredients and use your hands to combine. Try to ensure that the bread is sufficiently combined into the mixture, although try not to overmix as the ground beef will become tougher and lose some flavor.
    • Form the meat into a loaf, (about 5 inches wide), and place it over a broiler pan to allow the fat to drain. Lining the bottom of the broiler pan with foil will make for easier cleanup.
    • Line the bacon over the top of the loaf and carefully tuck the ends under the bottom. The bacon can be used to help support the shape of the loaf. I like to line them so that they are touching, but not overlapping so that you can easily slice in between each piece of bacon when it’s cooked.
    • Combine the sauce ingredients and brush 1/3 of it over the meatloaf.
    • Bake the meatloaf for 45 minutes on the middle rack. Remove it from the oven and brush another 1/3 of the sauce over it. Bake for another 25 minutes.
    • Remove from the oven and let it sit for 10 minutes prior to slicing, letting it rest allows the juices to absorb back into the meat, cutting in too early will cause the juice to run out of the loaf.
    • Serve with the remaining sauce and enjoy! These are delicious with mashed potatoes + green beans! 

    If you don't have the Pioneer Women's Cookbook, you can purchase it here! or use the recipe found on The Cozy Cook, that shares this amazing meatloaf! 


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